Stuck in Vermont does a nice job here of chronicling the grand unveiling of Jay Peak’s new indoor waterpark earlier this week, when the northern Vermont resort invited area children and those who worked on the project to kick things off at “The Pump House.”
In fact, Sarah Tuff calls it, “the wildest thing to happen to Vermont’s ski resort scene since the Civilian Conservation Corps cut trails on Mount Mansfield in 1933.”
Since that was essentially the beginning of Vermont’s ski resort scene, that’s saying something.
The $25 million park features a number of water slides including mini slides for the youngest visitors, a climbing wall, a surf pool, and “La Chute,” a 60-foot freefall slide in which riders will find themselves going at some 40 miles per hour. The construction of the park made national headlines over the past few years, thanks to Jay’s participation in the EB-5 visa investment program.
Looks like a blast. Maybe not on par with the “Chutes” at the Jay summit, but we shall see.